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What do you think about eyebrows? Are they important to you?

If you think they are important than read on. Now that I specialize in eyebrow shaping (as well as makeup) I can see how important eyebrows are to the human face. I have seen my fair share of people without eyebrows whether it was of their own choice or because of some health reason. I have found that they are the frame to your face. They give expression to your face (not that other parts don’t) but they help with surprise and many facial expressions and when they look groomed they give your face that groomed clean look.

I have seen bushy eyebrows, barely there eyebrows and the perfect eyebrow. There are a few ways of keeping your brows from (as my husband and i put it) Attacking your face. There is waxing, threading and tweezing. I specialize in tweezing. Waxing isn,t good for your skin, and threading OMG it kills and makes you tear. i like tweezing coz it pulls out the hairs that you need and nothing extra. Personally i think i am pretty gentle and have been told i am but that is for you to decide. Trimming the brows is another part of the Shaping process and really cleans the brows up.

Duane Reade just opened what they call a Look Boutique which is like a mini sephora but nicer. We do skin analysis there for free – we can tell you if your skin is dehydrated by our hydrometer. We also have a 8x zoom machine which you can see your skin really close up and see everything from dehydration to sun damage – its really worth coming down to check it out. eyebrow shaping is also done there and no appointment is necessary – walk ins are welcome. Makeup consultations are a fun and informative way to get to know how to do your makeup either for everyday or for a special occassion and are free.

Hopefully we will see you there soon. Check us out on 8th Ave between w16th and w17th Aves in Chelsea.

xoxo G

Purple lab at the W 014 2Last night there was a Purple Lab cosmetics FW party in the W Hotel Hoboken, NJ.

I went as their makeup artist as we would be doing free makeovers!! Now what could be wrong with makeovers right? NOTHING!!! We had such a good time last night. Their products are totally amazing and fun. They are not cakey or heavy. They are light-weight and fresh. The looks that you get from their products is fresh and perfect for the new season coming up – Spring!! One of our makeover-ees, Michael – yes a guy couldn’t get enough of the foundation Silk Sheets, Which is infused with real silk and it smells great. He couldnt get over how it smelled and wanted to pay for one right then and there, as we weren’t selling we told him to come to the party that Purple Lab is having in honor of their HSN debut so hopefully he will be there tonight!!

Party on people and i hope you enjoy the purple lab cosmetics as much as i did!!

P241303_heroThe Natural Eye Kit contains everything you need to create the pretty, soft, and slightly sexy “natural eyes” you’ve seen on super models and celebrities and have always wanted to perfect for yourself. The three easy-to-follow, step-by-step instruction cards lead you through every fun step to insure a professional looking application every time! An all-inclusive kit that includes nine essential shadows for all-over lid color, highlighting, smudging, and more.

I used it this afternoon on a girl. I love this kit! The colors are amazingly pigmented and they adhered to the lids really nicely and smoothly.

NEUTRALS
Color: Day (Heaven, Velvet Revolver, Sexspresso), Classic (Silk Teddy, Push-Up, Erotica), Fashion (Nude Beach, Honey Pot, Cocoa Puff)

Tips and Tricks

Choose the Natural Eye you desire and follow Jerrod’s step-by-step, easy to follow instruction cards to get the look!
Avoid eye shadow “drop-down” by applying your Natural Eye look first. Next, clean off any excess shadow from under the eye and use your foundation and powder! These steps will keep you flawless and faultless every time.
Prime your lids with eye primers, then witness shadows immediately intensify and blend-our shadow bases eliminate creasing and fading!
The crowning glory of every Natural Eye are lush lashes! Finish your look by applying two or three coats of Mascara for full lush lashes!

Lip Gloss

Lip Gloss


Buxom Lips
What it is:
A pout-perfecting lip polish.

What it is formulated to do:
Naturally creates the look of fuller, more voluptuous lips. This mineral-infused polish imparts a luminous high shine with no sticky or tacky feeling. A deep infusion of antioxidant vitamins A and E (healthy stuff) help keep lips soft, smooth, and protected, while the tingly and cooling sensation reminds you that your lips are getting an immediate increase in fullness (almost as good as Angelina Jolie).

I am obsessed with this lip gloss. It does the most amazing things to your lips!! I would give it a rating of 5 stars. I use it all the time and cant get enough of it!! Try it out

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

Size: 0.15 oz

media.nlPhoto shoots often start at the crack of dawn when even models and celebs don’t look their best and dark circles loom but those dark circles are now a thing of the past! With this lightweight brightener, you’ll be camera ready in no time! It works to make you look your best so you’ll be prepared for any photo opportunity that pops up! That’s why we created this innovative under eye brightener that immediately wakens and brightens skin while adding moisture to prepare for concealer application. Contains lots of skin-boosting ingredients too, like vitamin E, red wine extract, peptides and marine collagen, to help disguise and repair fine lines and wrinkles. PHOTO OP can be used on any area of the face to highlight and add radiance. Winner of Self Magazine Healthy Beauty Award for Best Highlighter.

I tried it out in sephora and I love it!! It really makes your eyes pop and look great!! Bought it this morning for my future shoots! It comes in one color and work for all skin types!

$18.00

P110409_heroCaribbean In A Compact – Snow Bunny
Dust yourself with this naturally naughty, perfectly natural bronzer. Enjoy year round bronzed perfection with the most natural and skin-perfecting glow this side of the Caribbean. The silky golden bronze warmth combined with a delicate pink, white shimmer, and fawn shimmer mimics a natural “just-back-from-vacation” glow.
Snow Bunny (golden bronze/ delicate pink/ white/ fawn glimmer)
Size: 0.33 oz $27<
This amazing Bronzer does the most amazing thing to your cheeks!! i love it!

MAC Set
I bought this set on Thursday last week when I went shopping and I love it!! It is the perfect pink set for your lips. I had been looking for a good pink that is not too light and not too dark and this one fits just perfectly!! Th only problem is that it’s a limited edition for the holidays!!

Pink puts a spell on you, and with its trio of Dream Lipstick (pink Frost), Dervish Lip Pencil (Pink & promo-sized) and Baby Sparks Dazzleglass (gorgeous and sparkly and pink), this lip kit is no different. Comes in a small, stylish rectangular makeup bag of polished silvery-pewter vinyl, the zip adorned with a round bead and grosgrain ribbon detail. Limited edition.

4″ x 2.5″ x 2.5″
US $36.00

pore perfectionI used this yesterday and was pleasantly surprised about the end result!! It looked amazing and my pores were def less visible! the next person to test it on would be my hubby to see how it makes his pores look.
It isn’t the cheapest product on the market but i would def save up to add this to your makeup bag (and mine)
Smooth on a little Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion before foundation (or alone!) to totally minimize the look of pores and fine lines. The velvety, paraben-free formula flashes down to a soft-matte finish, without the greasy, heavy feel sometimes associated with foundation primers. The result? Flawless skin with an airbrushed look and feel. Foundation applies smoothly, evenly, and won’t fade away. Ideal for oilier skin, but dry complexions who want pore perfection will love it, too.

The convenient squeeze tube includes a twist-up dispenser (like school glue!) for easy portion control.

Two unique finishes of Complexion Primer Potions are available. For skin that feels brighter and tighter, try our Brightening formula.

Tips: A little goes a long way! A pea-sized drop of Complexion Primer Potion is all you need to perfect your whole face. Or, try just a touch in the areas where you need it most.
Fill Weight: 30 ml e 1.0 US fl oz
Price: $30.00

anew
This is a great cream that I used for a while and loved what it did for my face. Yes I’m only 22 and don’t really need this stuff but I loved this product and its never too early to start taking care of your skin!

Reactivate skin’s repair process to help reverse the look of wrinkles with Activinol Technology, working better together. 1.7 fl. oz.

Over 80% of people saw their wrinkles dramatically reversed.* In 3 days, 73% of people said their skin felt and looked reborn.** In 4 weeks, dramatically reduces the look of wrinkles and discolorations.

*Among those who expressed an opinion in a consumer-perception study. Results observed over time. **Based on a consumer-perception study.

Remember the younger you? Welcome back…Introducing ANEW REVERSALIST. Reactivate skin’s repair process to help reverse the look of wrinkles.

A key to skin repair – Activin: wrinkles are a result of micro-injuries to the skin, so AVON studied how skin heals. As part of the repair process, the body produces Activin.

5 groundbreaking years in development: exhaustive research, testing & review has resulted in an unprecedented discovery by AVON scientists: how to activate this key repair molecule.

Reactivate, recreate & reverse: Designed to boost Activin, ANEW’s Activinol Technology helps reactivate skin’s repair process to recreate fresh skin & help dramatically reverse visible wrinkles.

It is on special at the moment its usually $32.00 but it is going for $27.00 so get yourself one here.

mineralized eye shadowA sheer, pearled, mineralized powder Eye Shadow with two shades baked together in one pan. Superfine, lightweight: provides a softly tinted, reflective shimmer on the skin with a delicate sense of dimension. Subtly builds colour and shine. Can be worn on face, eyes or body.

It comes in four colors:
Mineralize black w/ gold bronze pearl (Frost)
Mineralize black w/ pinkish purple pearl (Frost)
Mineralize black w/ silver pearl (Frost)
Mineralize black with blue pearl (Frost)

I bought it in the black with the blue pearl. It is a gorgeous color and can be used either wet or dry and as a liner as well as an eyeshadow.
The only problem with it is that it was a limited edition and is not sold anymore! I went to macy’s to go buy it and the woman said that there wasnt anymore, but i went back later and the woman had it. I now regret not buying it in all colors!!

3.2 g / 0.12 US OZ
US $19.50